This Rotten Literature
Fifteen Biographical Essays on Joseph RothRequest more information
Original Title: Esta canalla de literatura
In this fascinating essay Eduardo Gil Bera deals with the life of Joseph Roth on the basis of his writings, his correspondence and the impressions of several observers and researchers into his work. An unusual biography in fifteen acts which bring us up close to one of the great European narrators of the last century and show us the surprising mixture of wisdom, psychological penetration and ingenuity that were typical of him. In addition, we see the rare consciousness of himself on the part of this heroic witness of the human condition, who devoted himself passionately to writing.
«Eduardo Gil Bera: «All those who write for newspapers, and that includes me, ought to learn from the fury that flows from Roth’s pen – and, even more, that Olympic scorn, which was nothing but courage, with which he treated his own life».